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  1. Nurses Protest Dress Code Changes
    I almost always wore all white for patient care. The facility didn't really like it. They wanted us to dress up in pretty scrubs. Even held an actual "fashion show" where nurses modeled what they...
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. I pick the days that I'm dumped on....
    My hat is off to the float pool nurses. Floating is the absolute worst part about bedside nursing in a hospital, IMHO. Even when I was treated well, which was almost always, because there was so...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Habits you picked up from work...
    Thinking most of the people I see out in WalMart are fall risks and grading them as to that risk. Tensing up when I see someone start to cough because I expect them to aim straight at me and I will...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  4. Any good i pad apps that may help for med surg
    DAVISMobile Nursing Procedure Checklists. Awesome for those times in clinical when you just start to go blank and need a quick brushup.
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  5. I just can't do this anymore...
    In general I always thought people shouldn't comment on other people's marriages, because we can't see both sides. However, your story resonates with me because it has been mine. I agree with the...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. False accusations.
    Capp---you did the right thing. Please don't listen to people bashing you about your attitude. We are human and can think whatever we want to as long as we don't act out all of our thoughts or...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Well, it is what it is. Just a revelation.
    After many years of nursing I took a career aptitude test just to see what would happen. I found out my dream career would have been as an architect. :) But I also got a lot clearer on what I liked...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Med Surg Nurses:  How many patients do you care for?
    Five is ok IF they are the same 5 at the end of the shift that you started out with. Unfortunately, that is very often not the case. An admit or discharge is often like having 2 patients instead of...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. Angry Nurse here!
    Many years ago I was chatting with an RN I knew who worked OR in a different facility. She said she couldn't stand one of the doctors and a big reason was that he felt free to take anyone's food out...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Computers that don't work
    Lots of problems with barcoders. A student figured out to take it into the room still in its charger and then plug it in in the room while scanning. Only way to keep the charge long enough to get...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. A Call to Action from the Nation's Nurses in the Wake of Newtown
    I agree there is a lot of bias in the poll questions, but I am used to it. I am a member of 3 of the organizations calling for all this stuff. I object to what they do and have told them this...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. Nurses, what is on your Santa wishlist?
    I wish for a job or help with school for everyone who replies to this thread with these needs. My heart goes out to you. For those in practice, I wish that managers could work December 26 in the...
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  13. Visitors who stay overnight. Vent.
    It is great when a family member understands that nurses are only human and the great majority of us are doing the best we can. The family member that is just there to help the patient and is...
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. A Call to Action from the Nation's Nurses in the Wake of Newtown
    I really don't like it when organizations I belong to take detailed stands without consulting their members. The fact is, it's not just access to mental health services that needs improving, it's...
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. What's the weirdest thing management has said to you?
    So many choices..... one that sticks out in my mind: Every year there was an employee picnic. One year the powers that be hired some buses to transport the nurses who were working that day out to...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Win CASH! Christmas Nursing Caption Contest - $100
    "Since you guys come in here every hour begging for something to do because 'I have the time', I signed you up to make 100,000 toys and ride with Santa. Get cracking!"
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  17. Can I be terminated for this mistake?
    Good grief; stop worrying. I know of a nurse who forgot to get the consent signed, hung the blood and had a family member walk in and hit the roof. Seems they were all Jehovah's witnesses. I also...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Do you cut corners in your daily nursing practice?
    How in the world do you not cut corners?? I am a perfectionist; it has slowed me down all my life. But NOBODY can follow all the rules in a typical shift. Another thing about all that...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How important is it to accept extra shift work?
    We always bargained before we said "yes". I wanted to know where I was going, how many other nurses would be there, and if I would be bumping any of the staff off their regular floor, causing a pull...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. holiday pay this year-what??
    Virtually all nurses on the weekend are "weekend option." So they are not working holidays at all per se. If it isn't on the weekend, it's not an issue for them. Most years it works out great for...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. popping and squeezing boils
    OP---no, nurses shouldn't pop boils. I am sorry to say, though, that I have had several. The last couple of times I went to the dermatologist and what does he do? Pops them. Without antibiotics....
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Shafted on Thanksgiving
    Sorry this happened to you. At our hospital we were never officially given off until 30 minutes after the shift started. They called it "standby ETO" (earned time off). So you couldn't do...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. This Does Not Make Sense - But happens anyway!
    Over the top: all floors having to count the pyxis not once but twice in 24 hours. And some floors have TWO pyxises. And it has to be one oncoming and one offgoing nurse. And they are loaded down...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. New grad took unwanted position, now what?
    I agree with those who are telling you not to burn bridges. If you do take the hospital job, make darn sure it's a good fit and no warning bells are going off. You may not want to ever go back to...
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Need advice!
    Totally agree with the networking advice. Every really good job I ever had I got through networking. Make good friends with your clinical instructors. They are the ones most facilities want to...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion